Saturday, 1 July 2006
Erie, PA to Mercer, PA
61.3 miles, 5h16m, 11.6 mph
Elapsed Time: 6h21m, Max speed: 36.0mph
Total Climbing: 6445ft, Max elevation: 1345ft
Total mileage: 587.5
Another beautiful cycling day tainted by headwinds. That's four days in
a row if you're counting. I am. I used to think that 13mph
was slow. Now I think it's fast.
The ride was pretty but pretty dull. I saw a turkey and her
chicks. That's about as exciting as it got.
There are at least seven turkeys in the picture.
A representative view of the scenery.
I passed a couple of cheese factories, but not many dairy farms.
Then I saw this and figured that this is all the cow they need around
here. But I think it's a steer.
The ride got hilly in the second half. There were three climbs in
the last couple of miles. PennDOT thoughtfully removed the
shoulder from the last one.
The big cow of Mercer.
I reached the hotel at about 2:30. Time to eat!
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